• Senator Dodd on the coast
  • Senator Dodd in a classroom
  • Senator Dodd during a wildfire


Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Senate passed Senator Dodd’s SJR 15 with unanimous bipartisan support. The measure urges Congress and the President to swiftly pass a long-term reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), with no strings attached.  CHIP is a lifeline for 1.3 million California children, providing them with critical health insurance and care.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018


SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a bill to reduce the risk of wildfires caused by downed power lines. The bill requires electric utilities to adopt comprehensive policies and procedures for proactively de-energizing power lines during extreme weather.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018


SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced new insurance reform legislation aimed at helping victims of wildfires and other major disasters. The legislation comes following the spate of devastating wildfires up and down the state, including the Tubbs, Atlas and Nuns fires in Senator Dodd’s district.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018


SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) issued the following statement today on the announcement of Governor Brown’s proposed 2018-19 state budget:

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Monday, January 8, 2018


SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a bill to provide universal preschool to all four year olds in the state of California.

“Adopting universal preschool is an investment in our future that will pay dividends for years to come, said Senator Dodd. “As a father and a grandfather, I know that there is no more precious resource than our young people. We need to step up our investment in the next generation. Universal preschool is absolutely essential for economic vitality and social mobility.”

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Friday, January 5, 2018


SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a joint resolution this week calling on Congress to authorize a long-term extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The program provides insurance to 1.3 million California children and is set to expire by March.  

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018


SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a new bill to add media literacy education to school curriculums and ensure students have the tools to succeed in the digital age.

District Report

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Message from Bill Dodd

Dear Neighbor,

As 2017 draws to a close, I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve you and be your advocate in the state Capitol. I hope you and your loved ones have a safe and happy holiday season.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Many of us have loved ones who have been affected by breast cancer.

Early detection through screenings and mammograms can save lives. That is why I am supporting the Pink Plate Breast Cancer Awareness program to provide low-income women with easy access to screenings.